Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos was booked twice in Sunday’s game against Girona, which automatically means he will miss next Sunday’s away game at Levante and will still be one yellow card away from another suspension when Los Blancos take on Barcelona in El Clásico on March 2.
Ramos got his first yellow against the Blanquivermells for a handball on the 63rd minute, followed by another booking in the 89the minute for kicking Pedro Alcalá in the face whilst attempting an overhead kick.
He must serve the corresponding one-match suspension in LaLiga which means sitting out the game against Levante.
Prior to Sunday’s game, Ramos was sitting on four yellow cards – having been booked in the matches against Atlético, Villarreal, Betis, and Espanyol. The Levante fixture will be the first game he will miss this season.
The World Cup winner has been sent off 25 times in his professional career, with 20 of those dismissals coming in LaLiga alone.
Ramos is now the player who has been sent off the most times in history among all of the major European leagues, overtaking the previous record holder, Cyril Rool who boasted of 19-time record in Ligue 1.
This new suspension comes just days after the defender was served a one-match ban in the Champions League – he will sit out the return leg in Real Madrid’s Last 16 fixture against Ajax on March 5 after being booked in the first leg, which could be extended by another game if found guilty by UEFA for forcing the booking.
Player who hold the most yellow cards in Europe’s top five leagues;
LaLiga – Sergio Ramos (20)
Ligue 1 – Cyril Rool (19)
Serie A – Paolo Montero (16)
Premier League – Duncan Ferguson, Richard Dunne, Patrick Viera (8)
Bundesliga – Jens Nowotny (8)